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A Secret Wish (Wish Series #1) Kindle Edition

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From #1 New York Times Bestselling Author, Barbara Freethy, comes the first book in the WISH Series!


Three women, three birthdays and one unforgettable night that will change their lives forever.

One night in San Francisco, three women make a birthday wish believing it can't possibly come true. Liz is turning thirty. A successful nurse, she has a good career, but no man to share her life. All her friends are married, and she's alone, still trying to outrun a tragedy from her past. Then she meets a handsome stranger.

Angela, a member of a large, loving Italian family, is facing thirty-five with no baby in the nursery. Eight years of infertility treatments have put a strain on her marriage. Will she have to choose between her husband and having a child? When she is mugged by an unexpected assailant, her life takes a new turn.

Carole, a corporate wife, is staring down forty candles. Having grown up poor, she worked hard to get ahead, but when her kids bail on her birthday, and she discovers her husband with another woman, she realizes that she may have nothing at all. She goes back to where it all began, the mother she left behind, and the man whose heart she once broke.

Three women, three birthdays and a night of events that connects them in unexpected ways ...

* A SECRET WISH is a 40,000 word novella. The other two books in the series are full length novels.

Series includes:

The books are standalone but are connected by the theme of wishes.

** If you love connected series with romance, mystery and adventure, check out my new connected family series, THE CALLAWAYS.

Currently Available in the Callaways:
NOBODY BUT YOU (A Callaway Wedding Novella)
ALL A HEART NEEDS (Callaways #5)
THAT SUMMER NIGHT (Callaways #6)
WHEN SHADOWS FALL (Callaways #7)


"Freethy has a gift for creating complex characters." Library Journal

"Barbara Freethy is a master storyteller with a gift for spinning tales about ordinary people in extraordinary situations and drawing readers into their lives." Romance Reviews Today

"Freethy's skillful plotting and gift for creating sympathetic characters will ensure that few dry eyes will be left at the end of the story." Publishers Weekly on The Way Back Home

"Freethy skillfully keeps the reader on the hook, and her tantalizing and believable tale has it all- romance, adventure, and mystery." Booklist on Summer Secrets

"Barbara Freethy brings a tender poignancy to mainstream romantic fiction." Romantic Times on Daniel's Gift

"Freethy's story-telling ability is top-notch." Romantic Times on Don't Say A Word

About the Author

Barbara Freethy is a #1 New York Times Bestselling Author, a distinction she received for her novel, SUMMER SECRETS. Her 30 novels range from contemporary romance to romantic suspense and women's fiction. In 2011, she began self publishing her backlist and nine of her books hit the USA Today List for a total of 41 weeks. Some of her bestselling titles include DON'T SAY A WORD, ALL SHE EVER WANTED, DANIEL'S GIFT, GOLDEN LIES, SILENT RUN and JUST THE WAY YOU ARE. Barbara is starting a new series -- The WISH SERIES, and A SECRET WISH is Book #1. The second book will be released in the spring of 2012. Barbara's books have won numerous awards. She is a four-time finalist for the RITA for best contemporary romance from Romance Writers of America and her book DANIEL'S GIFT won the honor and was also optioned for a television movie. Known for her emotional and compelling stories of love, family, mystery and romance, Barbara enjoys writing about ordinary people caught up in extraordinary adventures. In addition to self publishing, Barbara is also writing contemporary romance for Pocket books. Barbara has lived all over the state of California and currently resides in Northern California where she draws much of her inspiration from the beautiful bay area. Barbara loves to hear from readers so please feel free to write her. For a complete listing of books, as well as excerpts and contests, and to connect with Barbara, visit Barbara's website at

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1278 KB
  • Print Length: 228 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Fog City Publishing, LLC (Feb. 5 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #33,480 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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HASH(0x9c562918) out of 5 stars Disappointed March 8 2012
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I know I only paid $2.99 for this book, but I was very disappointed in the length. I enjoyed her writing and the characters. The character development was shallow. I hope this short story grows up one day and becomes a real novel. The actual 'book' is less than 70% of the contents. I finished reading the story and there was still 30% of the book left to read. It was all samples of other books; a marketing trick. With amazon, you can download samples and this is a good feature. Why do they need to fill up a book with so many samples....why, of course, to fill up the pages. I will be very careful in the future when a download a book.
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HASH(0x9c69f930) out of 5 stars really, every woman's story Jan. 15 2012
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I feel like so many women have experienced something like what the women in this story go through, I see myself and my friends in these pages. It's a really heartwarming story about how you can find what you're looking for when you least expect it, sometimes when you're even close to giving up hope. I'm going to tell my friends in my yoga group to read it. I definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a story with romance and real emotion.
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HASH(0x9c69f03c) out of 5 stars A perfect blend! Jan. 18 2012
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We all have milestones in our lives. They define where we are in life and they remind us of what we hope to accomplish, what we wish for in the future. A SECRET WISH is the perfect blend of these elements. The ties between the characters are at once subtle and profound. I know and understand these women and their challenges. I care about them and I was immediately engaged in each of their emotional and rewarding stories. I'm so glad that this is going to be a series. Can't wait for the next one!
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HASH(0x9c69fabc) out of 5 stars could not stop once I started reading - have your tissues ready Feb. 12 2012
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This was a very enjoyable book, even though I thought I knew how things would turn out (and I was right) the journeys each woman traveled to get there were compelling. The character development made me care about the women and their experiences, well done.
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9c69fe04) out of 5 stars A Secreat Wish Sept. 6 2012
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I like all of Barbara Freethy's books. I like them because they have a lot of mystery to them and not all mushy romance. I have read all she has published so far.
Carolyn Cooper